The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason

The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason

In recent years a number of bestselling books have forcefully argued that belief in God can no longer be defended on rational or empirical grounds, and that the scientific worldview has rendered obsolete the traditional beliefs held by Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The authors of these books—Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Victor...

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Title:The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason
Author:Victor J. Stenger
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The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason Reviews

  • Timothy Finucane
    An excellent review and summary of the latest thoughts in modern atheism....
  • Hp
    Mostly a rehash of his other books but still a good read. Great overview of all his Atheist ideas....
  • Andrew Ramos
    This is an awesome book provided you already have a coherent knowledge of metaphysics, religion, and history. He wrote this book as a response to criticisms of the New Atheism movement and without a sound base, much of what he discusses would go over the casual readers head. This is not the first bo...
  • Sarah
    I think this book was an excellent summary of the arguments against a personal God in the universe. The author uses science and philosophy to argue against the presence of God. He also discusses some of the atrocities committed by religions, and explains why the new atheists oppose religion so stren...
  • Paul
    Victor Stenger reviews the efforts of the New Atheists.There is nothing more to say. Read it!!...
  • David Melbie
    I read this book twice. The first time was back in the summer and I skimmed through it pretty fast. This time, I read it much slower and made notations throughout. I think it is sad that the "new atheists" are not taken seriously, especially by themselves! It sort of reminds me of how wimpy the Demo...
  • Julie Ellis
    Stenger is not the most exciting writer, but he gives a clear and concise description and defense of the New Atheist position. ...
  • Michael
    While the book provides a survey of the ideas comprising "the new atheism" and the relevant publications which gave rise to the movement (if one could call it that), it is poorly written and is not in the same class with the books by Harris, Dawkins, Dennett, and Hitchens. Stenger comes across as a ...

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